News Center Maine, WVII showcase Engineering Expo

News Center Maine and WVII (Channel 7) attended the College of Engineering’s annual E-Week Engineering Expo on Saturday, March 7 at the New Balance Field House. About 1,000 youth took part in hands-on activities and workshops to learn about engineering and what engineers do. Exhibits and activities included robotics, 3-D printing, slime-making, building boats, welding, woodworking, physics demonstrations, virtual reality, and the world’s largest 3D printed boat.The goal is to get kids excited about STEM careers and eventually fill STEM jobs in Maine. Mohamad Musavi, associate dean of engineering, told News Center that UMaine is “working hard to expand the engineering education in the state of Maine, so we can answer the demand [of jobs].”